Melanie Hummer's Phoneme Chants

My creative correspondent Melanie Hummer (MHummer@cvschools.org) has done it again: She has written and illustrated chants for learning phoneme awareness.  Melanie is a reading specialist at Green Ridge Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

The baby cries because he is mad,
“A, a, a”-
Feed him now and he won’t be sad,
“A, a, a”.








It’s so hard for Grandpa to hear,

“E, e, e” -
He puts his hand up by his ear,
“E, e, e”.









This medicine tastes really icky,
“I, i, i”-
And it makes my mouth real sticky,
“I, i, i”.









The doctor told me to open wide,
“O, o, o”-
So he could look deep inside,
“O, o, o”.








When you punch it sounds like this,

“U, u, u”-
Be a friend, don’t use your fists,
“U, u, u”.







Mom saw me sneak a cookie today,
“A, a, a”-
She sent me to my room to stay;
“A, a, a”.








mouse
A mouse ran out and scared the man,
“E, e, e”-
The man screamed and away he ran-
“E, e, e”.









kid
I can’t believe what I just did,
“I, i, i”-
My mom is sure to flip her lid-
“I, i, i”.







The party was a big surprise,
“O, o, o”-
The girl could not believe her eyes-
“O, o, o”.




Who remembers the #1 rule?
“U, u, u”-
To do your very best in school?
“U, u, u.”